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Block N, Sawda

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About Delhi

Block N of Sawda in the North-West Block of North Delhi is a 6-year-old resettlement colony and home to migrants forced out from their home states due to chronic poverty and lack of sustainable livelihoods.

Employment opportunities in Sawda are limited and most men are involved in manual, daily wage labour. Women in this community support their families by working as domestic maids in nearby houses. Many children work as rag-pickers.

Impact

A few of the areas of behaviour change addressed by Magic Bus volunteers and mentors include:
• Importance of personal and environmental hygiene
• Equal treatment of boys and girls
• Importance of education
• Respect for elders

Faces of change

Like at other places, the sessions at Block N of Sawda too last for two hours and are divided into three parts:

  • Warm up: The development goal is introduced using interactive activities
  • Main activity: The development goal is reinforced using sports and activities
  • Review: A discussion is facilitated to draw parallels to real-life situations and sum up the learning objectives